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Mac OS® X Lion™ in Depth, Second Edition by Robyn Ness

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2. Getting to Know the Dock

When you see a picture of the Mac OS X desktop, one of the first things that leaps out at you is the colorful array of icons across the bottom of the screen or, with different user preferences applied, along the right or left side of the screen. This is the Dock, and it will be the starting point for many of your Mac adventures, so it’s worth taking the time to get to know this important chunk of the Mac OS X landscape.

Introducing the Dock

The first thing you need to know about the Dock (see Figure 2.1) is that it’s actually split into two different sections. The dividing line, which looks like the dotted line marking lanes on a highway, is the Dock separator. The icons to the left (or above) of the separator represent ...

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